Metro Magazine

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Categories Trade magazine
Frequency 10 per year
Year founded 1904
Company Bobit Business Media
Country United States
Based in Torrance, California
Language English
ISSN 1098-0083

Metro Magazine is a trade magazine for bus and rail transit and motorcoach operators, published in the United States since 1904, taking its current name in 1975.[1] It is published monthly, except for July and December, by Bobit Business Media.[2] The magazine is headquartered in Torrance, California.[3]


First published in 1904 as Electric Traction Weekly, the magazine became a monthly in 1912 and changed its name to the Electric Traction and Bus Journal in 1932.[1] That name was relatively short-lived, being replaced by Mass Transportation in 1935. Its publisher at that time was Kenfield-Davis Publishing Company.[4] In 1959, new owner Hitchcock Publishing renamed the magazine Modern Passenger Transportation, but in 1961 this was changed to Metropolitan Transportation and in 1965 yet again, to simply Metropolitan.[1] In 1964 Bobit Publishing (now Bobit Business Media) purchased Metropolitan[5] and in 1975 shortened the name to Metro (or Metro Magazine), which the magazine itself writes as METRO.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Di Giacomo, Frank. "100 years of deadlines". Metro Magazine, July 2004, p. 4.
  2. ^ Metro Magazine, February/March 2010 (Vol. 106, No. 2), p. 2.
  3. ^ Robert Lee Brewer (1 September 2015). 2016 Writer's Market: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published. F+W Media, Inc. p. 715. ISBN 978-1-59963-942-0. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Mass Transportation, February 1949 (Vol. 45, No. 2), p. 28.
  5. ^ "About Us". Bobit Business Media. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 

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